If you have a sweet tooth and love the nutty flavor of peanut butter, then this Peanut Butter Balls Recipe is a must-try! These little bites of heaven are perfect for parties, desserts, or even as a delightful snack. With a crispy outer layer and a smooth, creamy center, they are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as we guide you through the process of making these irresistible Peanut Butter Balls.
Peanut Butter Balls Ingredients
- 2 ¼ cups creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup butter
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3 cups crisp rice cereal
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt the creamy peanut butter and butter together, stirring often to ensure a smooth and consistent mixture.
- In a large bowl, combine the crisp rice cereal and confectioners’ sugar until they are evenly mixed.
- Pour the melted peanut butter and butter mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is thoroughly blended, even though the mixture may still appear crumbly. It will easily form into balls once properly mixed.
- Shape the mixture into 1-inch diameter (or smaller) balls and place them on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight to allow them to firm up.
- When the peanut butter balls are firm, it’s time to coat them in delicious melted chocolate. In a double boiler, melt the semisweet chocolate chips over the lowest heat setting to maintain a smooth consistency.
- One by one, drop a peanut butter ball into the melted chocolate. Use two forks to gently roll it around until it’s fully coated. Allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the pot before transferring the coated ball to a wire rack set over a piece of parchment paper.
- Repeat the coating process with the remaining peanut butter balls
- Refrigerate the coated peanut butter balls until the chocolate has completely set and they are firm to the touch.
Congratulations! You’ve just created a batch of irresistibly scrumptious Peanut Butter Balls that are sure to be a hit among family and friends. The creamy peanut butter, sweet confectioners’ sugar, and crisp rice cereal create a wonderful combination of flavors and textures, while the rich chocolate coating takes them to a whole new level of indulgence.
Whether you enjoy them as a sweet treat after dinner or bring them to parties as a crowd-pleasing dessert, these peanut butter balls will surely leave everyone craving for more. So, go ahead and indulge in the delightfully sweet and crunchy goodness of these homemade peanut butter balls!